Local rescues Musk deer in Verinag village

Umar Khurshid


Photo by Shah Hilal

A rare musk deer was Wednesday rescued by a local resident.

Reports said on Tuesday the Musk deer had wandered to Drabhihal village in Verinag’s Kapran area, while being chased by a leopard.

Shabir Ahamad Khan of Drabihal village spotted a musk deer at compartment no 25/V, rescued it, and later handed it over to the wild life authorities.

“While working at brick-klin, I saw a deer running towards the village as it was being chased by a leopard. I somehow managed to shoo away the wild animal and caught the deer,” Shabir said.

The musk deer was later handed over to a team of forest authorities, headed by Verinag range Officer Peerzada Reyaz Ahmed.

“As soon as we got the information about the presence of a Musk deer in Karpan area, we rushed to the spot and rescued the musk deer,” Wildlife Warden Kashmir, M Sadiq, while talking to Kashmir Life said, “It was a male musk deer with one of its teeth broken.”

“We have now shifted the deer to Pahalgam Zoo,” he added.

Notably, musk deer is the most endangered species of deer.


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